From Happy Valley to the Swamp we saw great games across the entire country. This season is slowly looking like it could be one of best we’ve had in a while. With so many top teams that could easily be knocked off we haven’t seen this much parity in college football in quite some time. Let’s get into how the rankings look after week 3.
- Georgia Bulldogs (3-0)
The Dawgs stay on top for yet another week with no signs of slowing down. After missing a week, quarterback JT Daniels made his return in this game vs South Carolina and didn’t skip a beat. Right now this is the team to beat in college football
- Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0)
Coming into this week I thought Alabama had a real shot at overthrowing Georgia for the #1 spot but they did not impress me as much as I anticipated. This is still an amazing team and going to Gainesville and leaving with a win is not an easy thing to do.
- Oklahoma Sooners (3-0)
Oklahoma did not have a huge performance vs Nebraska like I thought but they took care of business and got their win over Nebraska. I think this team tends to play down to their competition so if they can fix that in the coming weeks they’ll be in good shape.
- Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0)
Penn State took on Auburn this Saturday at the annual White Out game. The Nittany Lions have looked nothing short of great all year long and winning this game vs a SEC school has put them all the way to this #4 spot. This team has a real shot at winning the Big Ten and making the playoff.
- Oregon Ducks (3-0)
The Ducks took on a cupcake team in Stony Brook this week and did what they needed to do winning 48-7. They’ll need to carry this momentum into conference play to stay this highly ranked.
- Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0)
Much like Oregon, Iowa played a cupcake this weekend vs Kent State and won big. Iowa’s next big test will be vs Penn State on October 9th.
- Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0)
Cincinnati beats Indiana in Bloomington and wins the first of their two must win games to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Bearcats head to South Bend on October 2nd in a game that will decide Cincinnati’s entire season.
- Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1)
Ohio State bounces back from their loss vs Oregon and wins big vs Tulsa. The Big Ten is no longer Ohio State’s to lose at this point and it’ll be an uphill battle for the Buckeyes to make the playoffs this year.
- Florida Gators (2-1)
The Gators are the first team of the year to move up coming off of a loss. Florida put up an impressive performance vs Alabama on Saturday that is nothing to hang your head about. Florida probably has little playoff hope but they are good enough to play spoiler to some of the top teams in the SEC as this season continues.
- Clemson Tigers (2-1)
Clemson is slowly drifting out of my top 10 due to a combination of them not being as great as everyone assumed and teams above them have been playing great football. Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has not been living up to the hype like I thought so the Tigers might have to make a change if they want to compete with the top teams.
By Andrew Kalb